ISIS Blows Up Egypt-Jordan Gas Pipeline

The pipeline through Sinai exports Egypt's natural gas to Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Jordan is in the anti-ISIS coalition.

Dalit Halevy,

Blowing up the pipeline
Blowing up the pipeline
Screenshot

The Islamic State's Sinai Peninsula terror organization, which was named Ansar Bayt al-Makdas until it swore allegiance to Islamic State (aka ISIS), has blown up the pipeline carrying gas from Egypt to Jordan.

The pipeline, which is 1,200 km long, and was built at a cost of $1.2 billion, is used for exporting natural gas to Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. In the past, it was repeatedly attacked by Islamist terror groups, until Egypt's gas exports to Israel were halted.

The Islamic State's Sinai Peninsula notified the press that it would not allow gas to be exported to Jordan unless ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi allowed it. It said that the attack was a response to Jordan's participation in the military coalition against ISIS.

The group's spokesman said in a video message that it would continue the jihad against the Egyptian army and its collaborators, since the liberation of Palestine can only be realized after Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sis is eliminated.

Al-Baghdadi published an audio tape several days ago, in which he exhorted Muslims the world over to fulfill the commandment of jihad and fight against all of the countries that have joined the coalition against ISIS.


More Arutz Sheva videos:


top